Pickle Up a Doodle

LYRICS

Did you ever hear the story
Of Belinda O'McHugh
She was courted by the Devil
And she didn't know what to do
He came a courtin' ev'ry evenin'...

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With a ho double clip shaw, riggle up a doke
And a doodle and a daddle and a puff of smoke
And a hickin' and a hawkin' and a chicken and a chalkin'
And a pickle up a doodle in the middle of the day

So Belinda got to thinkin'
She would be the Devil's wife
It was better far than bein'
An old maid all her life
He came a courtin' ev'ry evenin'...

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So Belinda told the Devil
Sir if I should marry you
Would you treat me like the devil
Or like better husbands do
He came a courtin' that evenin'...

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So the Devil told Belinda
Ma'am, I'll fetch a load of bricks
And I'll build for you a mansion
Right upon the River Styx
When he came courtin' that evenin'...

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So the Devil took Belinda
And he claimed her with a kiss
And no one has ever seen her
From that fatal day to this
He came a courtin' in the evenin'...

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Now they say that she must still
Be livin' as the Devil's wife
For he spends his time upon this world
Away from married strife
But he won't come a courtin' in the evenin'...

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